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JuanTheGolfer

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About JuanTheGolfer

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    JuanTheGolfer
  • Birthday July 21

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  • Your Location
    Sarasota, Florida

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    9.1
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    Righty
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    JuanTheGolfer

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  1. I have two golf trips scheduled. Here is the itinerary for the first one.... Storno Ferry in Charleston, SC with a buddy Then 5 courses in Delaware - Bayside, Bear Trap, Deerfield, White Clay, Baywood, .. Then Pine Needles and Cape Fear National.. and ending at TPC Sawgrass -The Stadium/Players Course. While at Pine Needles I will spend a little more than 1/2 a day with David Orr who is my putting coach. The second trip is in upstate NY, where I will be playing - The top three courses at Turning Stone Resort, and then near Rochester - Livingston CC, and
  2. One of my golf goals for 2021 is to increase my driver swing speed by 10 mph. I used Flightscope as my real baseline when I began the challenge. On January 2nd, my driver swing speed was 83 MPH (while my SSR reading was 88). I was on Flightscope yesterday and my swing speed has improved to 86.4 mph. So a 3.4 mph increase... while I wanted MORE, at least I am trending in the right direction. I really need to work on Strength/Power and Mobility... which I will start in earnest on April 1... so we shall see its impact over the next 90 days. I will definitely take another 3.4 mph!!
  3. Welcome.... great to see others from SWFL join. I live in Sarasota, so if you are in this area, we should chat about getting together. Wishing you success in your journey to a single digit HCP. Maybe you will consider posting in the 5 Minutes A Day Challenge.
  4. I am thinking I am maxing out my swing speed at my current level of strength/power and mobility. I say this since I have plateaued for several weeks. So I am thinking of working on my strength/power ... by working on the three exercises that TPI uses to measure strength -- they are cable pulls, cable pushes and split lunges.... all three have suggestions for what weights should be your goal... based on 8 reps with that goal. Anyone else working on strength/power and mobility while on this journey to improve swing speed, and if so what seems to be working for you?
  5. I have been off for three weeks, and when I started again this week, I was concerned that I would have lost some speed. Surprised that my numbers were the same!! I am back on it!!! I have been Chairman of groups of volunteers at 2 tournaments this month. The most recent is the LECOM Suncoast Classic -- a Korn Ferry Tour event. My two teams at the LECOM event comprised almost 20% of the 400 volunteers... so it was at the course at 5:45 a.m. and the final e-mail each day around 8:00 p.m. I did that for 7 straight days.... now trying to catch up on a lot of stuff. While it was unp
  6. DAY 74 February 15th. For those reading this... it is start of the LECOM Suncoast Golf Classic this week. It is a Korn Ferry tour event. My team is responsible for organizing and distributing the uniforms for the 300 plus volunteers, and feeding all the volunteers and caddies. So 6:15 a.m. at the course... and returning home about 4 p.m. for the next 7 days. Seems like a normal work week before I retired. So now I am just back from 5 minutes in the garage working on more rotation and less sway on the backswing and more rotation and less lunge on the downswing. Using the Bender Wall
  7. DAY 73 February 14th. Well back in the garage this evening. Working on more rotation and less sway on the backswing and more rotation and less lunge on the downswing. Using the Bender Wall idea, which I have nicknamed the "Juan Wall"
  8. DAY 72 February 13th For today and the next week, my daily five minutes will look almost the same. I am chairing a group of volunteers at this weeks LECOM Suncoast Classic golf tournament -- A Korn Ferry Tour event here in Sarasota, FL. The days will start early and I will be busy. We start tomorrow by organizing all the volunteer clothing, and then open up on Monday morning at 7 a.m. to support a Pro-Am. So today and every day I will be doing the same drills in my garage. Standing with my rear close to the wall, I will be taking backswings so that the club barely touches the wall,
  9. Sorry to hear you have lost your cousin. It is totally understandable to be more introspective and have a heightened sense of our limited time on this earth. None of us will live forever, so like you wrote... Spend this precious time well. Prayers for you and your family.
  10. DAY 71 February 12th First I have to admit I messed up... I had two day 69s!!! So yesterday was really day 70, and of course that means today is Day 71. Worked through the Super Speed Level 1 Protocols. Then spent almost 3 hours on the range. The first part was focused on doing drills, and slow swings to help ingrain the Six Positions of the swing taught at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. Then focused on drills to help me stay in my posture and eliminate early extension. Then I finished this portion is 5 generic motion drills designed to improve my rotation around my torso, ..
  11. DAY 69 February 10th. I spent 45 minutes on the range working on improving my rotation back and through the ball, as well as working my lower body properly... to eliminate early extension. Then went out to play a round of golf. Shot 75 without a single birdie...and only got up and down 1 time of the 4 missed greens. Played from the senior tees,... one of my goals for this year is to shoot 3 rounds in a row of par or better from these tees before I move back a set of tees. My last four rounds have been 77, 79, 78 and now 75. Hit the ball really well, made one really bad swing and it cos
  12. DAY 69 February 10th The Covid 19 second vaccine shot has kicked my butt!! Real tired today, but still got out for a little over two hours, working my hip rotation and thoracic spine rotation, during the downswing. Making some progress, hit lots of shots that match the swing pattern I am working on. Now time for a nap!!!
  13. DAY 68 February 9th Seems like I just posted this yesterday, and the day before!!! I excited about tomorrow since I will be able to go back out on the range!! Weather will be fantastic -- high of 80!! So with my limited time available. Continued to do a Mike Bender drill that focuses on rotating and not swaying as you work your way through the downswing. Using my home office wall instead of the famous Mike Bender Green Wall.
  14. DAY 67 February 8th Seems like I just posted this yesterday.... I guess I did since I am doing the same thing in my limited time available. Continued to do a Mike Bender drill that focuses on rotating and not swaying as you work your way through the downswing. Using my home office wall instead of the famous Mike Bender Green Wall.
  15. DAY 66 February 7th Continued to do a Mike Bender drill that focuses on rotating and not swaying as you work your way through the downswing. Using my home office wall instead of the famous Mike Bender Green Wall.
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